The LA startup scene has something that can't be matched anywhere else in the world, star power. In Santa Monica Honest Company is revolutionizing your medicine cabinet. Not only is Jessica Alba an A-List Movie Star but while she was a new mom, she had a brilliant idea that solved a major problem. After not being able to find products that didn't have chemicals that could be harmful to her baby she created her own company that could. Honest Co. is now valued at close to $2 billion dollars and offers non-toxic household products for all ages. But Hollywood isn't the only reason that LA startups are producing some of the best companies in the world. In Hawthorne, Space X is currently valued at over $12 billion and they are building rockets that can land after being launched. If Elon Musk can successfully accomplish this monumental task space travel could rapidly change with the dramatically reduced launch costs of recovering, refurbishing and relaunching spent rocket stages. These are the leaders in the LA startup scene, but there are many more future stars that are on the way. Here are the hottest startups in LA-
WeezLabs specializes in the development of websites, databases and mobile applications for iOS and Android smart devices. Its services are scalable for any size business and delivered at reasonable prices.
WeezLabs serves as an IT solution for companies that have ongoing development needs, including advertising agencies and web development firms. The company also develops websites with integrated applications and stunning landing pages, databases, and other Business Intelligence solutions for any type of company.
ServiceTitan is the premier SaaS provider of Mobile Cloud-Based Home Services Software for plumbing, HVAC, and electrical service companies nationwide. ServiceTitan is a mobile, cloud-based software platform that helps home service companies streamline operations, improve customer service, and grow their business. ServiceTitan’s end-to-end solution for the multi-billion dollar residential home service industry includes CRM, intelligent dispatch, comprehensive reporting, marketing management tools, mobile connectivity for field techs, and Quickbooks integration. ServiceTitan brings a fully operational modern SaaS infrastructure to an industry traditionally underserved by software.
The world's largest beacon proximity and location intelligence platform. inMarket specializes in working with leading retailers, CPGs and app publishers to create contextual engagements in the store, reinforce positive shopper habits and provide digital analytics for offline shopping. Since launching in 2010, inMarket has worked with 100+ top CPG brands in thousands of retail locations to drive purchase intent, brand awareness and increase sales.
ScoreBig enables consumers to get great tickets for live sports, concert and theater events, at savings up to 60 percent below box office prices. ScoreBig customers pick their own price on seats from the floor to the rafters and never pay any fees. ScoreBig is the first and only opaque sales channel to move unsold ticket inventory in a way that protects the ticket owner’s brand and full-price sales.
At Inspire, they’re a team of purpose-driven avengers on a mission to democratize clean power. Inspire is the fastest growing 100% clean power retailer in the U.S. They’re sweeping the cobwebs off one of the stodgiest and most monopolistic industries, and making a positive impact on the environment.
TicketManager is a cloud-based solution, making customer entertainment easy and convenient for the hosts, the guests, and the executives behind the budget. With TicketManager, companies of all sizes can get more from their customer entertainment. Fortune 1000's can easily manage millions of dollars in tickets and invitations while measuring business impact while small and medium sized businesses can finally get a world-class solution to free up their time while maximizing valuable marketing spend.
Take charge of your practice easily and efficiently. From appointment scheduling to session notes to the statements and superbills, SimplePractice neatly organizes all of your business details, keeping you up to date, accurate, and secure. With everything in one place, running your practice is a snap.
Retention Science, the global leader in Retention Marketing, is the best way to understand, engage, and retain your customers. Their marketing platform predicts customer behavior and helps you create one-to-one campaigns via email, mobile, and web. They make sophisticated data science driven marketing accessible for all marketers.
FastPay provides liquidity and financial workflow solutions to the media industry. Through FastPay’s proprietary technology platform, they can dynamically assess the creditworthiness of media businesses and provide loans in real-time. Since inception, FastPay has originated over $1 billion in loans across thousands of publishers, networks, exchanges, DSPs, SSPs, agencies and app developers. They continue to provide innovative financing at the speed of global media.
Your home for real-life stock photos, sourced from social. They're bringing the next generation of stock photography to the masses. Twenty20 makes it possible for any amateur artist or photographer to instantly create and curate his or her own gallery. Their big vision is the world's first user-driven design marketplace.
More than 36 million millennials in the US are renters and while most of them love their apartments, a majority of them hate the process anytime they have to move. Meet RadPad.
RadPad is reimagining what it means to rent. From going through the process of finding the perfect apartment to paying rent, RadPad is lightning focused on creating mobile experiences that make renting easier.
Bitium is a provider of cloud-based identity and access management solutions, including single sign-on, password management, and analytics for small, medium and enterprise businesses. Founded in 2012, the company aims to give growing companies the ability to manage access to all of their web-based applications -- including Google Apps and Office 365, as well as social networks and CRM, collaboration and marketing tools -- in one place without hindering employee adoption of these applications.
The world's most comfortable underwear. MeUndies is a lifestyle brand that is transforming the way people perceive and purchase their basics. As a vertically integrated, direct-to-consumer company they do it all: from design and manufacturing, to marketing and web design & development, to fulfillment and shipping, MeUndies delivers The world's most comfortable basics with a relentless emphasis on quality and service.
Omaze is an innovative platform to raise money and awareness for causes by offering all donors and fans the opportunity to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the world’s biggest celebrities. They're on a mission to reinvent charitable giving by creating a cause marketplace. They will leverage storytelling, social media marketing, celebrity influence, data science, and a self-service platform to help charities to raise more funds and awareness and create a greater impact than they ever have before.
As the inventor of in-image advertising, GumGum is the digital marketing platform for the visual web. Their technology unlocks the value of connected images and delivers highly visible campaigns and rich insights to marketers. Reaching over 400 million visitors as they view images and content across more than 2,000 premium publishers, GumGum ads consistently achieve an 81% viewability rate and deliver 10 times better engagement than traditional display options, resulting in superior brand lift for marketers and increased revenue for publishers. Powered by its core image recognition technology, GumGum also offers Mantii, a real-time image recognition tool for brands to identify and activate their most important images and engage their top influencers on social media.
FreedomPop is the nations first and only wireless provider committed to delivering 100% free internet and mobile phone service to all. FreedomPop delivers free, fast, wireless broadband internet. FreedomPops goal is to eliminate the digital divide and provide free wireless broadband internet access to everyone, everywhere. The internet is a right, not a privilege.
Nativo is the leader in true native advertising: brand content served within publisher editorial streams, matched to the look and feel of each publication, fully integrated and consumed on the publisher site. Nativo’s programmatic platform improves native ad performance by 500%.
Sell what you have. Buy what you crave. Repeat. Tradesy is a new kind of peer-to-peer marketplace that addresses the pain-points associated with selling on sites like eBay and Craigslist. Their mission is to make it dead simple and delightful for anyone to sell the unused or underused goods cluttering their closets. They have millions of passionate members, a product that people love, and an office with an ocean view in sunny Santa Monica.
Dollar Shave Club
Dollar Shave Club ships amazing razors and world-class grooming products for just a few bucks. Dollar Shave Club is a rocketing men's lifestyle brand and e-commerce company on a mission to change the way men address their shaving and grooming needs. From their BS-free razor subscription, to their Shave Butter chemistry, to tomorrow’s cutting edge user experience – they’re dedicated to inventing smart products to make members’ lives better and easier.
The Black Tux
Black tie rentals done right. The Black Tux is a men’s fashion brand specializing in the online tuxedo and suit rental industry. They rent tuxedos, suits, and other men’s formal wear accessories entirely through its own e-commerce marketplace. They are higher quality, better fitting, and more efficient alternative to the traditional offline, men’s formal wear market.
Laurel & Wolf
Beautiful interiors are what they do. Laurel & Wolf makes professional interior design accessible & affordable for everyone. They virtually connect their marketplace of professional interior designers with people looking to design their space. Clients begin by answering questions about their space, budget, lifestyle, and taste. They then receive “First Looks” from multiple interior designers. After reviewing each design, the Client selects one designer to work with directly to complete their space. Each final project includes a digital customized style board, detailed shopping list, floor plan and set up instructions from your designer.
They are developing the technology and hardware to make Hyperloop a reality. They design, build and test every aspect of the world's next transportation system Hyperloop. They will move people and cargo at speeds never thought possible. They will make the world smaller, cleaner and more efficient. Whether it is state of the art wind tunnels, levitation rigs or electromagnetic test stands, their world-class engineering team has built them in record time. They’re building the 5th mode of transportation - right here, right now.
A Santa Monica based back office and customer support outsourcing company that helps companies provide exceptional customer experiences. When high growth companies want an outsourcing partner who can help them scale while protecting their brand and culture, they choose TaskUs. TaskUs provides outsourcing services to over 100 of the world’s most innovative Internet companies, allowing them to focus on product and technology. Through its unique hands-on approach, TaskUs is a significant competitive advantage for its clients, helping them scale while preserving their company culture and brand.
Snapchat is the fastest growing social media app, growing faster than Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest and is currently valued at $16 billion. Snapchat is rapidly accumulating users, mostly teenagers, and getting them to spend long periods of time in the app every day. Its core feature is the ability to share a photo with one or more friends under the condition they can only view it for a short period of time before it disappears forever.
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